Memory Keeping Album Update

Memory Keeping Album Update

PHOTO ALBUM WALKTHROUGH PART II

I actually did it.

I finished my yearly photo album, and it’s only the third week of January. I did need to wait to get some larger photos printed but all in all, I’m pretty proud of myself. The turnaround time was pretty quick considering all that’s been going on.

You can see the first half of this album here.

This album was a satisfying outlet for me during maternity leave.

During my time spent away from baby, just for the sake of getting some air, I could stay close by without being overwhelmed by the separation. These instances were just enough time for me time to clear my head and be creative for a little while. Perfect distraction.

Creating spreads monthly was a perfect digestible amount even before I was home with my little one. It forces you to look at more impactful stories from the month versus the weekly approach in conventional Project Life memory keeping.

I WILL BE CREATING ANOTHER ALBUM LIKE THIS NEXT YEAR.

Through this process there were quite a few spreads in which I felt there wasn’t enough space. I needed multiple page protectors for almost every month this year. The album I used this year was 6 x 8 in so I’m going up a size for 2020. I hope it does the trick.

 

memory keeping album update

 

One of the Christmas gifts I received was this wooden keepsake box and it’s the perfect size for ephemera I collect. Throughout the month I store photographs, receipts, menus, brochures, stickers, and notes I want to keep land here.

I’ve been working from the box (similar here) first to embellish my spreads. This has been a great way to keep from keeping little scraps for too long.

 

memory keeping album update

memory keeping album update

 

It’s important to remember the frustrating points that usually arise when attempting to scrapbook memories. The best way to avoid them is to prepare for them ahead of time.

MY FRUSTRATION STEMS FROM KEEPING TOO MUCH JUNK AND NOT HAVING ENOUGH PLACES TO HOLD IT ALL. THE NEW CYCLE SHOULD ALLOW ME TO KEEP CLEARER STORAGE.

I also sometimes feel almost intimidated by a new blank spread (or even a new album), so this time, I am setting up a foundation for each month. This will give me a skeleton to work around.

How have you been memory keeping this year?

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hi, i'm v.

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Sticker maker, shop owner, Marine wife and mom.

ISTJ, Taurus, Type 5

I recently discovered bullet journaling, but have scrapbooked since grade school. I enjoy many aspects of papercrafting and share them here, along with any productivity tips I stumble across because ase I can tend to be a bit of an organization junkie as well.

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what you can expect on the blog

  • papercrafting and journaling
  • intentional living and productivity
  • shop updates and behind the scenes
  • a personal post sprinkled here and there

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What’s in your shop?

Stickers first and foremost. I started the shop after I realized I wasn't the only paper girl who was itching for simple stickers for women of color. You'll find digitally illustrated sticker sheets, die cut stickers, and printable/digital stickers. 

Limited-time products also include: magnets, bookmarks, post cards, and greeting cards. 


How’d you get started?

I started the blog almost five years ago as an outlet for myself, but it quickly transitioned into being just about my hobbies: travel, taking photos, and scrapbooking.

Through my blogging journey I discovered bullet journaling and my scrapbooking passions were re-ignited. I began sharing my journey with these and quickly saw a need for the stickers I was already making for myself. I gave myself six months to open up a shop, and half way through my time frame we lived through a pandemic. During my time at home I now had NO MORE excuses, so I opened up my shop!


Why the name Love Becomes Her?

I started the blog on Halloween night and one of my favorite movies (Death Becomes Her) was on. I was a major cynic back in the day but I felt that the name suited the blog because at the time so many of my blog posts were around my long-distance relationship with my now-husband. I always assumed I'd change the name later, but I think I just love it too much. It reminds me of how far I have come with learning love

 

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